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Transform Your Smile with Invisalign

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Transform Your Smile with Invisalign

Are you considering orthodontic treatment but hesitant about traditional metal braces? You’re not alone. Many people are looking for a more discreet and comfortable option for straightening their teeth. That’s where Invisalign comes in.

Invisalign is a popular alternative to traditional braces. It offers a clear and removable aligner system that gradually shifts your teeth into place. 

In this article, we’ll explore the benefits of choosing Invisalign treatment and why it may be the right choice for you.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a transparent aligner system that uses a series of custom-made, removable trays to shift your teeth into place gradually. These trays are made of a smooth, patented plastic that is virtually invisible when worn. They are custom-made for each patient using 3D imaging technology. This ensures a perfect fit and effective treatment.

Invisalign is popular for adults and teens who want to straighten their teeth without the hassle and appearance of traditional metal braces.

Invisalign for active kids, comfort and discretion

Benefits of Invisalign Treatment

Discreet Appearance

One of the main benefits of Invisalign is its discreet appearance. The clear aligners are virtually invisible, making them a popular choice for adults and teens who may feel self-conscious about wearing traditional braces.

The aligners are also removable, so you can take them out for special occasions or when eating. This means you can still enjoy your favourite foods without worrying about damaging your braces or getting food stuck in them.

Comfortable and Customisable

Invisalign aligners are made of a smooth, BPA-free plastic custom-made for each patient. This means they are comfortable to wear and won’t irritate your gums or cheeks like traditional metal braces can.

The aligners are designed using 3D imaging technology, ensuring a perfect fit for your teeth. This means they are more effective in shifting your teeth into place and can address a wide range of orthodontic issues.

Easy Maintenance

Maintaining good oral hygiene is important during treatment. With traditional braces, cleaning around the brackets and wires can be challenging, leading to a higher risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

Invisalign aligners are removable, making it easy to brush and floss your teeth as you usually would. You can also clean the aligners with a soft toothbrush and mild soap.

Shorter Treatment Time

Invisalign treatment typically takes less time than traditional braces. While the length of treatment varies for each patient, the average treatment time for Invisalign is under one year, compared to 18-24 months for traditional braces.

This is because Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth and address specific orthodontic issues, making them more efficient in shifting your teeth into the desired place.


Many people assume that Invisalign treatment is more expensive than traditional braces. However, this is not always the case. The cost of Invisalign treatment is comparable to traditional braces and, in some cases, may even be less expensive.

Many dental insurance plans also cover Invisalign treatment, making it a more affordable option for those looking to straighten their teeth.

Invisalign Before and After – Worst Cases

Invisalign is a versatile treatment option that can address a wide range of issues. Here are some of the worst cases that Invisalign has successfully treated:


Overcrowding occurs when the mouth has insufficient space for all teeth to fit comfortably. This can lead to crooked or overlapping teeth, making cleaning and maintaining good oral hygiene difficult.

Invisalign aligners can gradually shift the teeth into place, creating more space and improving the appearance and function of the teeth.

Gaps Between Teeth

Gaps between teeth can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, missing teeth, or habits like thumb-sucking. These gaps can affect the appearance of your smile and make it difficult to chew and speak properly.

Invisalign aligners can close these gaps by gradually shifting the teeth into place, creating a more even and functional smile.


A crossbite happens when the upper and lower teeth don’t line up correctly. This results in the upper teeth resting inside the lower teeth during biting. This can lead to uneven wear on the teeth and jaw pain.

Invisalign aligners can correct a crossbite by gradually shifting the teeth into their proper positions, improving the alignment of the bite and reducing discomfort.

Invisalign Cost

The cost of Invisalign treatment depends on the severity of your case.  

Invisalign Lite costs €3695 and is suitable for less severe cases and is complete in under 6 months. Invisalign Full costs €4495, which includes an unlimited number of aligners to achieve a straightened smile.

Is Invisalign Treatment Right for You?

Invisalign is a popular and effective orthodontic treatment option for many people looking to straighten their teeth. However, there may be better choices for some. Here are some factors to consider when deciding if Invisalign is right for you:

  • The severity of your orthodontic issues: Invisalign is best suited for mild to moderate orthodontic problems. Traditional braces may be more effective if you have severe crowding or misalignment issues.
  • Your commitment to treatment: Invisalign aligners must be worn for at least 22 hours daily to be effective. You may only see the desired results if you are committed to wearing the aligners as directed.
  • Your budget: While Invisalign treatment is comparable in cost to traditional braces, it may still be more expensive than other orthodontic options. Consider your budget and insurance coverage before deciding on Invisalign.
  • Your age: Invisalign is a popular choice for adults and teens, but it may not be suitable for young children who are still growing and developing.

In Conclusion

Invisalign offers a discreet, comfortable, and effective alternative to traditional braces. With its many benefits, it’s no wonder that more and more people are choosing Invisalign for their orthodontic treatment. If you’re considering Invisalign, consult your dentist to determine if it’s the right choice.

O’Neill Dental Care is Ireland’s leading provider of Invisalign treatment. You can visit the “Smile View” app for a virtual image of your treatment results.

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